2003 Chevrolet Prizm Review

2003 Chevrolet Prizm Standard from North America

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Standard Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired73000 miles
Most recent distance88000 miles
Previous carAcura Integra

Summary:

Great reliable compact car - top notch

Faults:

Dash lights failed (slowly) Now it is hard to see speed information on the odometer at night (typical Chevy stuff there)

General Comments:

Excellent little car. It is a Corolla and at the time I paid 50% less than I would have to buy a Corolla (private transaction). I paid $4,000 for this car 1 year ago. My insurance company just paid me $6,800 - when they totaled it after an bad driver hit my PARKED Prizm!!!

I had the manual and it was fun to drive - not exciting at all, but fun and dependable and honestly who can ever drive at top speeds anywhere in New England (where I live). This is a great car for responsible people. Good for the budget and no worries.

Best part is that Toyota helped design this car it has a timing chain (not a belt) and it is generally super reliable. I'd buy another one if they hadn't APPRECIATED so much... now the blue book close to the Corrola's.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th December, 2005

15th Dec 2005, 19:03

There is no 2003 Prizm it was discontinued in 2002.

2nd Aug 2011, 05:12

There is indeed a 2003 Chevy Prizm as I also own one.

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 1 review